By Rod Rose/For the Times Sentinel
— Hoosier Village offers workshops
Hoosier Village, 5300 W. 96th St., will host several Alzheimer’s Association caregiver workshops. Hoosier Village can be reached at 873-3349.
• Becoming an Expert Caregiver — 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. This session offers techniques for maximizing a loved one’s strengths and discusses verbal and nonverbal communication, coping with challenging behaviors, preventing wandering and more.
• Aging Safely in the Home — 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. This session is for individuals caring for a loved one with dementia at home. It will provide tips for evaluating the environment for things that could cause injury as well as coping skills.
The Boone County Health Department will have several opportunities for residents to receive flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Flu vaccines are $20 for adults, $30 for a high dose flu vaccine and $10 for children. Pneumonia vaccines are available for adults for $60.
Flu shots are available to homebound Boone County residents by calling 765-482-3942 option 3.
For more information visit www.boone-county.in.gov/health.
• 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Community Building at the 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 East County Road 100 South, Lebanon.
• 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Zionsville Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St.
• Senior Health Fair — 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Zionsville Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. Vaccines are available for adults only.
• 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Boone County Health Department, 116 W. Washington St., Lebanon.
Homemakers Club sets meeting
Zionsville’s Extension Homemakers Club “Village Homemakers” will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the home of Cindy Baker.
The program will be sewing Christmas stockings for Indiana’s soldiers.
Call 733-0274 for more information.
Poetry on Brick Street Oct. 4
Poetry on Brick Street will present Eugene Gloria as the featured poet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Eagle Creek Coffee Co., 10 S. Main St., Zionsville.
Eugene Gloria earned a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University, a master’s degree from Miami University of Ohio, and a master’s in fine arts from the University of Oregon.
He is the author of three books of poems — “My Favorite Warlord,” “Hoodlum Birds” and “Drivers at the Short-Time Motel.”
An open microphone for poets will follow the featured speaker.
Poetry on Brick Street is a project of Brick Street Poetry, Inc., which is a not-for-profit based in Zionsville.
Email Susan Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 219-9337 with questions.
at the library
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., has scheduled the following upcoming events:
• Pumpkin Patch Pals — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, ages 3 through 6. Find out who’s hiding in the pumpkin patch and make your own pumpkin patch.
• You wouldn’t want to be a Tutankhamen — 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, grades second through fifth. This Egyptian focused ‘You wouldn’t want to be a’ book will provide all types of activities, crafts and information.
• Create-A-Plate — Monday, Oct. 8, through Sunday, Oct. 14, all ages. Draw on a special paper to be transformed into a melamine plate. Cost is $6.50 per plate. Finished plates may be picked up in six to eight weeks.
• Fall I 2012 Storytime — now through Friday, Oct. 14, ages birth through 6. A library card is required during the first week of registration.
• I’m a Grumpy Grouch — 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, ages 3 through 6. Celebrate National Grouchy Day with storytime.
• Tweens: Cover Art and Magazines — 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, grades fourth and fifth. Join editors from Jack and Jill Magazine for discussion and activities and learn about the process of writing and creating art for a children’s magazine.
• Halloween Hullaballoo —10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, ages 3 through 6. Stop by to have a spooky time.
• Fall Break Movie: Secret of the Wings — 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19. Bring a cup with a lid and enjoy a movie, popcorn and lemonade.
• Fall Break Movie: The Lorax — 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. Bring a cup with a lid and enjoy a movie, popcorn and lemonade.
• Friends Busy Bag Program — 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, parents. Busy Bags are small, portable manipulative activities for a toddler and/or preschooler that aid in developing motor and literacy skills. Join the Friends of the Library for $10 per year and attend the workshop to make 12 different busy bags.
• Scaredy Squirrel Party — 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, grades first and second. Come and enjoy some of Scaredy Squirrel’s scavenger antics.
• Monster Rocks — 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, grades first through fifth. Choose a rock and put painting skills to work to make a monster rock.
• Single Session Toddler Time — 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, ages 1 and 2. Walkers and talkers can come to the library to hear stories and sing songs.
• Are We There Yet? Map Reading 101 — 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, grades first through third. Learn map reading skills to become the navigator for the next family trip.
• Animal Adventures: Animal Homes — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, ages 3 through 6. The librarians and the naturalist from Zion Nature Center join together to share stories, activities and animals. Meet at the library for a story and walk over to the nature center to visit with real animals.
• Safe Sitter — 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, ages 11 through 13. This course will help babysitters know how to handle children’s emergencies and teach them how to be safe and nurturing caregivers.
• Baby and Preschool Storytime — Monday, Oct. 29, through Friday, Nov. 30, ages birth through 6. Each day will have different programs.
Call the library at 873-3149 or visit www.zionsville.lib.in. for more information.
The Zionsville Woman’s Club Fall Luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Ulen Country Club, 100 Country Club Drive, Lebanon.
Contact Sandy Gastineau at 450-5784 for more information.
Fire department hosts pancake breakfast
The Zionsville Fire Department will hold their annual Pancake Day from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Fire Station 91, 100 N. Ford Road.
The firefighters will serve up pancakes and sausage. Other activities during the event include a bake sale, face painting, games and a visit by Sparky the Fire Dog.
Attendees are encouraged to bring items to donate to the Helping Hands Shelter of Boone County for Women and Children of Domestic Violence. Items needed include diapers, wipes, laundry soap, dish soap, juice boxes, paper goods, cleaning products, feminine products and toiletries.
Cost to attend is $8 for adults and $4 for children.
Call 873-5358 for more information. Email email@example.com for more information about the bake sale.
Run for Respite
The Behavior Analysis Center for Autism, 6704 Central Blvd., Whitestown, will host its second Run for Respite 5K run and walk event.
The event begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Eagle Creek Park, 7840 W. 56th St., Indianapolis.
Registration is $20, and the park entrance fee is $5 per vehicle.
Money raised from the event will benefit selected low income families with a child or children with autism.
Call 769-4335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hit the Bricks
The Zionsville Optimist will hold the 30th annual Hit the Bricks run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.
The event will start at Zionsville Community High School, 1000 Mulberry St.
The top three finishers for men and women receive gift certificates, and all participants are eligible for raffle prizes.
Visit www.tuxbro.com, call Paul Caltrider at 873-2625 or email email@example.com to preregister.
Proceeds from the event support scholarships and local youth activities.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office will sponsor a Community Shred-it Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Boone Village Shopping Center.
The event will allow people to protect themselves from identity theft and dispose of prescription medication with law enforcement officers.
A $5 donation fee per shredding box is requested. All donations will go to the Crime Stoppers Reward Fund.
Church celebrates Oktoberfest
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 950 E. Washington St., Lebanon, will hold an Oktoberfest from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.
Cost to attend is $8; children 6 and younger are free.
Community Foundation hosts workshop
The Community Foundation of Boone County will sponsor a College Cost Estimator Workshop.
The workshop will start at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 East County Road 100 South.
The free workshop provides Boone County students grades eighth through 12th an opportunity to receive personal, expert advice on planning for college expenses.
The College Cost Estimator Workshop is designed to help families understand that college can be affordable by empowering them with the necessary information and linking them with the resources they need to take the next steps.
Visit www.communityfoundationbc.org for more information or to register.
The Lebanon Public Library, 104 E. Washington St., Lebanon, will be hosting Indiana author Nicole Kobrowski at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8.
Kobrowski will share her passion for real ghost stories from all over Indiana, including her own experience with paranormal investigation and a time for questions and answers.
She will also have her books “Haunted Backroads: Central Indiana,” “Encyclopedia of Haunted Indiana,” and “Haunted Backroads: Ghosts of Westfield” available for purchase.
Contact Nicole Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-482-3460 for more information.
Roundtable to meet
The War Years Roundtable will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the Ralph W. Stark Heritage Center at the Lebanon Public Library, 104 E. Washington St.
John Quinn, USAF, RET., will present “The Making of John Wayne’s The Alamo.” In September of 1959, at a remote location of Southwest Texas, Lebanon resident John M. Quinn was privileged to observe the production of movie star John Wayne’s movie about the battle at The Alamo of 1836. Quinn will review some of the hardships and dangers of making a film involving warfare weapons and dealing with hundreds of cast and cattle.
The War Years Roundtable is a free program for adults and students.
Call the Heritage Center at 765-482-3460 for more information.
BCSSI sponsors events
Boone County Senior Services Inc., 515 Crown Pointe Drive, Lebanon, can be reached at 765-482-5220 or 873-8939.
• Digital Photo computer class — 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, and Thursday, Oct. 11. Learn how to work with digital pictures. Cost is $40.
• Yahoo Email computer class — 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, and Thursday, Oct. 11. Learn how to set up a personal email address and use email. Cost is $20.
• Independent Consultation computer class — 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road. Instructor John Paulsrud will help students who have some computer knowledge. Cost is $20.
Psi Iota Xi holds reunion luncheon
The Auxiliary of Alpha Lambda Chapter of Psi Iota Xi will host a pitch-in luncheon at noon Tuesday, Oct. 9.
The luncheon will be held at Maplelawn Farmstead, 9575 Whitestown Road.
All past and present members of Psi Iota Xi Active and Auxiliary Chapter are welcome to join.
Call Judy Washburn at 873-2754 for more information.
Benefit slated for Witham Foundation
Witham Health Services, 2705 N. Lebanon St., will host Bunco Bonanza to Beat Breast Cancer at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the North Pavilion Community Room.
Cost is $10, which reserves a spot, snacks and a raffle ticket.
All proceeds benefit the Witham Foundation for Womenís Health Services.
Visit www.witham.org or call 765-485-8100 for more information.
The Zionsville Kiwanis Club will sponsor a meet the candidate event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St.
Fifth Congressional District candidates Susan Brooks and Scott Reske will speak separately and answer questions from the audience.
Salon sponsors cut-a-thon
As The Crowe Flies, 58 N. Main St., will host a cut-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10.
The salon has partnered with Sexy Hair to raise money for Look Good Feel Better, a nonprofit organization that helps more than 50,000 women each year who suffer from cancer cope with the devastating appearance-related side effects of treatment.
The cost for a haircut is $25, and $10 of each haircut will go to charity.
Call 733-1500 for more information.
Debate set for Oct. 10
Zionsville has been selected as one of three 2012 gubernatorial debate locations.
The debate, which is organized by the Indiana Debate Commission, will kickoff the season at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center, 1000 Mulberry St. The debate will last an hour and is free and open to the public.
Candidates include Democrat John Gregg, Republican Mike Pence and Libertarian Rupert Boneham. Voters can now submit questions to the IDC for consideration to be asked of candidates in the governor’s race by visiting the IDC’s website at http://indianadebatecommission.com/submit-a-question-gubernatorial-debate/.
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., has scheduled the following events for October:
• Bat encounters — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St., ages 6 and older. The Zion Nature Center will host the Organization for Bat Conservation. These professional bat researchers from Michigan have been the guests of many popular television hosts including Ellen Degeneres, Martha Stuart, Conan OíBrien, and more. Come to the center for an educational program and an opportunity to see some of the largest and rarest bats in the world up-close and personal.
• Animal Leaf Art — 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, ages 6 and older. Learn how to transform leaves into animals to unlock each leafís special beauty.
• Fall Break Nature Exploration Days ó 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Enjoy a fall hike or create a make-and-take fall craft at any time and donít miss animal feeding time at 1 p.m.
• Animal Adventures: Animal Homes — 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, ages 3 through 6. Meet at the library for a fictional story then walk to the Zion Nature Center to search for some real animal homes.
• Trick-or-Treat Hike — 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Come in costume to the Zion Nature Center and enjoy a Halloween Hike. Enjoy the beautiful sights that the Nature Sanctuary has to offer while searching for hidden treats and treasures.
Call 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenterfriends.org for more information.
SullivanMunce brings back GhostWalk
SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., will host the 10th Annual GhostWalk.
GhostWalk is a 45-minute guided walking tour of the village, where guests stop at seven different vignettes to experience reenacted ghost stories from Zionsvilleís past.
Tours run every 15 minutes from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13. Tours leave from the front lawn of SullivanMunce Cultural Center.
Tickets for members are $8 per adult and $5 per youth. Tickets for non-members are $10 per adult and $7 per youth. Children age 5 and younger are free.
Concessions featuring traditional fall treats will be available for purchase to all guests during the evening.
All proceeds from GhostWalk will benefit the SullivanMunce Cultural Center.
Traders Point Creamery hosts Oktoberfest
Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Road, will host its Sixth Annual Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 13.
Events include hayrides, a whole hog roast, a pumpkin patch, a biergarten and a polka band.
Tickers are $8 in advance or $10 at the gate.
Money raised will benefit the Traders Point Rural Historic District, a not-for-profit organization that protects more than 7,000 acres of green space around Eagle Creek.
The fundraiser has donated more than $50,000 to the Traders Point Rural Historic Districts in the last 5 years.
Visit www.traderspointcreamery.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
Legion hosts benefit
The Zionsville American Legion, 9950 E. County Road 600 South, will host the Sixth Annual Josiah’s Ride: Cruzin’ 4 a Cure on Saturday, Oct. 13.
The event includes breakfast, dinner, a live band and poker run.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and 3-year-old Zionsville resident Ruby Kahoun.
Visit www.alrpost79.com to preregister and for more information.
Club hosts information meeting
The Zionsville Toastmasters Club will hold an informational meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15.
The meeting will take place in the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St.
Refreshments will be provided as well as door prizes.
Call Jennifer at 691-6950 for more information.
Library hosts candidate
Gubernatorial Libertarian candidate Rupert Boneham will speak from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St.
The program is sponsored by the Zionsville Rotary Club.
Attorneys address Homeowners
Those that serve on a Zionsville-area homeowner association are invited to attend the quarterly roundtable meeting.
The group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23th, in the Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. Attorneys from the HOA law firm of Eads, Murray and Pugh will speak on the topic of collecting overdue HOA assessments.
The Zionsville HOA Roundtable is an opportunity to talk to other HOA board members in town, share ideas and learn together.
Call Jane Fuqua at 769-7874 with questions.
Quilting bee to meet
Blockbusters quilting bee will meet from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Old National Bank Conference Room, 385 S. Main St.
The group will be sewing Christmas stockings for Indiana’s troops.
Bring Christmas, patriotic or masculine fabrics along with normal sewing supplies.
Guests are welcome.
Contact Cindy Baker at 733-0274 for more information.
Airport hosts safe trick or treat
Montgomery Aviation, 11329 E. Ind. 32, will hold a safe trick or treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
The event will include games, prizes, spooky airport tours and a candy drop.
Visit www.montgomeryaviation.net for more information.
Boone County Extension sponsors event
The Boone County Extension Homemakers will host a noodle workshop at the Boone County Fairgrounds, 1300 E. CR 100 S.
The event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Cost is $2, and a medium mixing bowl is required.
The Boone County Extension Homemakers can be reached at 765-482-0750.
Show Choirs sell
Zionsville Show Choirs is selling $25 gift cards to Rail Trail Gardens Pumpkin Patch.
Rail Trail Gardens has a pumpkin patch with more than 9,000 pumpkin and gourd plants.
The gardens also features pumpkin painting, hayrides, straw pyramid and maze for children. Pumpkins, gourds and sunflowers will be available for sale.
20 percent of each gift card will be donated to Zionsville Show Choirs Rail Trail Gardens is located 4102 South County Road 875 East.
Contact any member of the Show Choirs Royalaires or Choralaires to purchase a gift card.
Call Erin Leonard at 847-7014 or visit www.railtrailpumpkinpatch.com for hours and more information.
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